[Distutils] Splitting metadata from setup.py in distutils..

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Fri Aug 14 04:07:06 CEST 2009

On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 09:19:05 +0200, Sebastien Binet <seb.binet at gmail.com>
> what's wrong with setup.json ?
> that's a tad friendlier than setup.xml.

Probably nothing..

So check with Tarek.... He's in charge with distutils.. not me.

The very one person that has the authority to actually *fix* the
problem is complaining about the problem. If he can't do anything
about it - there's certainly no hope for anybody else.

It just seems that if it isn't a plone/zope problem, then it
won't be looked at or even considered.

I would have thought that improving setup.py, as Tarek himself
pointed out.. would have been something that he could do.

What's happened here, is that all the political baggage of
of setuptools (management style) has also been forked...... it 
would seem...

No changes for 9 months... hmmmm.... setup.py has stayed the
same for way... way... longer than that...


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